Higher Ground, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, will create exclusive podcasts for the streaming platform [Spotify]. Both Obamas will appear on some of the shows.
Right before the keynote on Monday started, I posted “Things I’m most excited for at Apple WWDC 2019”. How did I do with the wish list? Well, let’s say it was a very, very good day. 😁 I just recorded a podcast episode where I break it all down and that’ll be going out later today. Stay tuned! #Apple #WWDC
I’m currently in the process of uploading all my #vlog episodes to date to Vimeo. I’ve decided that as part of my #openweb content strategy, I’m going to post videos there and “syndicate” some of them to YouTube (and Patreon).
In this scenario, Vimeo is simply a hosting company I pay for, so ultimately the canonical home for my vlog is my own website. As it should be!
Geoffrey Ellis: I’ve had some valuable collaborations with other flute makers and musicians throughout my career, but one of my longest, ongoing collaborations is nearly invisible. We take so much about the internet for granted. Having a website is such a normal thing that we rarely give it a second thought. But having a really great website can be an artisan’s most impactful tool, because it is the window through which the world views our work. My work with Jared has really shown me the value of having a knowledgable and talented collaborator to make my work visible.
If the Apostle Paul were here today, he might have a few thoughts about how to be a better netizen. And, of course, he would utilize the very latest in modern communication styles, which probably means he would grab a tablet (iPad, of course) and post…a listicle.
I tend to be very skeptical of any study, teaching, or philosophy that contains language like “women tend to be like this” or “women tend to want to do that” or “women will think like this rather than that”. Why? Because women have been so marginalized throughout history that many have internalized what societal expectations are for them, rather than who they really are. So don’t look at the average results. Look at the outliers. The women kicking butt and taking names. The women defying all expectations. Those women are far more indicative of the future of humanity!
If all the people out there who complain about how “blogging/ RSS/websites/whatever” is dead and we’re all stuck with “Twitter/Facebook/whatever” — quit those services and used blogs, Mastodon, and other open web services, we’d be back to where we were before: a vibrant online content ecosystem free of aggressive corporate dominance and a data-sucking ad-tracking hellscape.
It all starts with us: we the people. Join the revolution!
Essays which echo the broader movement of progressive Christian writers and thought leaders—heralding a return to the empire-challenging social justice movement which was the hallmark of Jesus’ ministry and of his disciples.
Published by my web software company Whitefusion, INTERSECT features articles about supporting the open web, security & privacy, UI/UX, and Ruby programming.
My alter ego as a producer of synthwave, chillout, and thematic electronica. Yarred combines cutting-edge DJ-style live groove production with classic keyboard playing on analog and digital synthesizers.
This is the time of year when my chosen profession is not sitting well with me. (Ironically, that’s all I’m doing. Sitting.)
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